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Yuki Yamada Last modified date:2019.06.12

Associate Professor / Division for Arts and Science
Division for Experimental Natural Science
Faculty of Arts and Science

Graduate School
Other Organization

Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Cognitive Psychology
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
I am interested in visual cognition and perception pertaining to the following:
- Laterality
- Disgust and Happiness
- Psychological space, time and number
- Attention and awareness for constructing dynamic mental representations
- Effects of emotion, affection, mood, personality, and culture on mental information processing
- Embodied emotion and social emotion
- Animal perception and cognition
- Extreme eating including insects (but I will never eat them)
-Reproducibility, Science communication, and Online experiments
Research Interests
  • - Senses of disgust and happiness
    - Psychological space and time
    - Attention and awareness for constructing dynamic mental representations
    keyword : Disgust, Happiness, Psychological Time, Psychological Space, Attention, Awareness
Academic Activities
1. Yamada, Y., Kawabe, T., Miyazaki, M., Awareness Shaping or Shaped by Prediction and Postdiction, Lausanne: Frontiers Media, 2015.06, [URL].
1. Yamada, Y., How to crack pre-registration: Toward transparent and open science, Frontiers in Psychology,, 9:1831, 2018.09, Pre-registration is a new research implementation and academic publishing method and has many merits. However, based on the arbitrary administration of experiments, I point out the risk that malicious researchers will use the benefits conversely for faking the validity of the research. In order to counter this, it is necessary to promote a great consciousness reform in the scientific community, to stop favoring only positive findings. Moreover, this article proposes separating theoretical and experimental parts as independent papers as one of future ways of academic publishing..
2. Kawabe, T., Sasaki, K., Ihaya, K., Yamada, Y., When categorization-based stranger avoidance explains the uncanny valley: A comment on MacDorman and Chattopadhyay (2016), Cognition, 161, 129-131, 2016.09.
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4. Yamada, Y., Harada, S., Choi, W., Fujino, R., Tokunaga, A., Gao, Y., Miura, K., Weight lifting can facilitate appreciative comprehension for museum exhibits, Frontiers in Psychology, 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00307, 5:307, 2014.04.
5. Yamada, Y., Kawabe, T., Miyazaki, M., Pattern randomness aftereffect, Scientific Reports, 10.1038/srep02906, 3, 2013.10.
6. Yamada, Y., Kawabe, T., Localizing non-retinotopically moving objects, PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0053815, 8, 1, 2013.01.
7. Yamada, Y., Kawabe, T., Emotion colors time perception unconsciously, Consciousness and Cognition, 10.1016/j.concog.2011.06.016, 20, 4, 1835-1841, 2011.12.
8. Yamada, Y., Miura, K., Kawabe, T., Temporal course of position shift for a peripheral target, Journal of Vision, 10.1167/11.6.6, 11, 6, 2011.05.
9. Yamada, Y., Kawabe, T., Miura, K., Mislocalization of a target toward subjective contours: attentional modulation of location signals, Psychological Research, 10.1007/s00426-007-0109-3, 72, 3, 273-280, 2008.05.
10. Yamada, Y., Kawahara, J., Dividing attention between two different categories and locations in rapid serial visual presentations, Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 7, 1218-1229, 2007.10.
Membership in Academic Society
  • IEICE Human Information Processing
  • Japanese Cognitive Science Society
  • Japan Society for Research on Emotions
  • The Japanese Society for Time Studies
  • The Kyushu Psychological Association
  • The Vision Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology
  • The Japanese Psychonomic Society
  • The Japanese Psychological Association
Educational Activities
He is teaching classes of Faculty of Arts and Science and Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies.